Some call it losing your Host Mom Mojo. Others call it cold feet. Whatever it is that MR has, she needs some advice:
"My new au pair is scheduled to arrive in less then 3 weeks. So far, we have had 2 au pairs in one year, both were failed matches. To make the matters worse, the last au pair left us with no notice, aided by LLC, and left us in a complete bind with no child care. We have been juggling two kids, two full time jobs, numerous school closings (some with only 24 hour notices), and a house renovation for the past month.
Now with the new au pair picked, and ready to come, I am starting to get very nervous. We have selected her from a list of available au pairs who matched our criteria, interviewed her extensively, and thought and still think that she could be a good match. She is energetic, experienced, experienced driver, smart, has excellent English skills, outgoing, and so far very communicative. All the things that none of our past two au pairs weren’t.
We cannot wait to for her to arrive and take some burden off of my husband and me. But at the same time, it is almost like I am getting cold feet. What if this does not work out? I don’t think I could handle another failed match."
Has anyone else ever gotten this cold feet type feeling? How did you deal with it?